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Webinar Watch + Talk: Getting Started on Photographic Documentation of Collections

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Photographic documentation is an essential aspect of collections management, helping mitigate risk by reducing the need for object handling, and providing opportunities to increase the accessibility of your collection. To get the most out of your photography projects you need to be sure you can take full advantage of your available resources. Lights and cameras are basic starting points, but there are many other aspects to consider. This webinar will cover different methods behind photographic documentation, and provide tips for implementing them–whether you are photographing an object for cataloging or condition reports, or looking for ways to digitize your collection.

Who Should Attend

This webinar will benefit collections staff, photographers, or any staff who wishes to learn how to improve their cataloging photography or collections documentation.

How Will I Benefit?

After participating in the program, attendees will be better able to:

  • Identify basics of collections photography including workflow process, camera settings, and equipment recommendations
  • Manage image files including post-processing software, digital asset management (DAM) software, and workflow for digital preservation
  • Create a basic photography studio within a small collection space and with a limited budget


  • Jason Smith, digitization technician, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • Becky Bacheller, collections technician, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum


  • Greg Stevens, director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums


Visit the American Alliance of Museum’s website to RSVP for this Webinar Watch & Talk event.

Webinar Watch & Talk

Watch and talk events consist of:

  • 30 minutes of pre-webcast networking
  • 90-minute live webcast
  • 60 minutes of post-webcast facilitated discussion or activity.

There is no fee for attending a local Webinar Watch & Talk event.

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Asheville Art Museum On the Slope
175 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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